Thanks for coming and reading our blog. It’s going to be written by me (Kirsty). And by me (Issie). But it’s really all about someone else – Charlie. My husband. And my Daddy.
Charlie died in September 2005. That’s 10 years ago this year. And we’ve missed him every day of every year since then.
So we’re going to be doing something he loved over the next twelve months – climbing 10 mountains in his memory. We hope to bring a smile to his face as we stumble, march, crawl and hopefully laugh our way up (and down) 10 mountains for him.
Our challenge started last month when we headed off to the Lake District with our rucksacks and anoraks and a very vague knowledge of how to read an OS map!
We’ll be posting here about how we got on in the next week, so sign up below to find out about our first adventure and to see if we managed to make it up the highest mountain in England.
We will be raising money for three charities that are close to our hearts and would be delighted if you wanted to encourage us up and down those mountains by donating to either of these wonderful good causes. There are links to the right – just click and they will take you to our justgiving donation pages.
Winston’s Wish: Each year Winston’s Wish supports over 30,000 children and young people, helping them to rebuild their lives after the death of a parent or sibling, enabling them to face the future with confidence and hope. They have made an incredible difference to our family and others we have met.
Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity: Great Ormond Street Hospital provides inspirational and world-class care to hundreds of children every day. But they need to raise over £50 million every year to help give hope to very sick children and their families.
The British Red Cross Europe Refugee Crisis Appeal: The refugee crisis in Europe continues to escalate. Hundreds of thousands of people are in desperate need of emergency relief. The number of people forced to flee violence and conflict today is the highest since WW2. Many people are dying on dangerous journeys to Europe. Those who do make it here then experience immense suffering. The Red Cross has launched an emergency appeal to help support refugees.
All threes of these are amazing causes and anything you feel you can donate will make a difference so thank you in advance.
We would love anyone to join us on our adventure and will be posting dates of all the mountains we plan to scale in the next few months – so sign up to follow the blog on the link below and we’ll keep you posted of our plans.
Please come and join us – just for an hour, or for one mountain or for all of them. Or come and help bandage up our sore feet and pour mummy a large glass of wine when we’ve made it back down!